The original Olympus E-P1 was a retro gem, while its follow-up was more of the same, but with that all-black colourway, didn't quite have the same retro value. Well, that's been put right with the launch of the silver Olympus E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera.
As you can see, retro is back to the fore, while the camera itself is no different to the second generation model, except it comes in a little cheaper. So you get that Micro Four Thirds technology (all the functionality of a digital SLR, but none of the bulk), along with an optional electronic viewfinder and external microphones, a couple of art filters, an i-Enhance function to improve your finished snaps and the ability to record 7 minutes of AVI format movies in 30fps at HD (1280x720p) resolution.
The basics are the same across both existing models – a 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor with dust reduction and image stabilisation, up to ISO 6400 for super-detailed images in low light, a 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD, 20 shooting modes, face detection and the option to store images on either an SD or SDHC memory card.
This new version is sold with a M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens and wil lgo on sale this week for 799 Euros in Europe, which is around £698. That's a good £150 cheaper than the original black E-P2.
Via DP Review